Raymond A.  Smith Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Raymond A. Smith

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D., LL.M., is an adjunct associate professor at New York University, where he has taught politics and global affairs. He is also assistant director of the Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Program at the University of Arizona, where is also on the affiliated faculties of the School of Government and Public Policy and the Program in Human Rights Practice.

Subjects: Political Science


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Open Global Rights

Can international human rights law be creatively deployed to expand its protections?

Published: Jan 14, 2020 by Open Global Rights
Authors: Raymond A. Smith
Subjects: Political Science

The nine core international human rights (IHR) treaties apply universally to all individuals, but their texts identify only 27 specific group characteristics as explicitly protected against discrimination, most prominently including race, ethnicity, sex, and religion. Yet in practice there are numerous other characteristics related to severe and systematic human rights violations. How can IHR law be creatively deployed to expand the sphere of protections to other characteristics?

Progressive Policy Institute

Political Commentaries

Published: Jan 01, 2016 by Progressive Policy Institute
Authors: Raymond A. Smith

This page links to a listing of blog posts and Op-Eds published in venues including in The Washington Post, The Hill, Huffington Post, Politico Magazine, The Daily Beast, Washington Monthly, and The New York Times Op-Ed page.


"Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government"

Published: Jan 01, 2010 by Praeger
Authors: Raymond A. Smith
Subjects: Political Science

This innovative book highlights 21 features found in the political systems of such countries as Australia, Brazil, Iceland, India, Germany and South Africa but that are absent in the US. It assesses whether American politics and government might be enhanced by adopting such features, including a multiparty system, proportional representation elections, parliamentary practices of accountability, and votes of “no-confidence” in the president.